Rhode Island

Flying Horse Merry-Go-Round

Flying Horse Merry-Go-Round
151 Bay Street
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-348-6007

Oldest in America, made in 1876. The twenty horses are not attached to the floor but instead are suspended from a center frame, swinging out or flying when in motion. About each horse is hand carved from of wood and is embellished with real tails and manes, leather saddles and agate eyes. The only flying horse carousel surviving in the country. It was brought to Watch Hill in 1883 permenently in 1883 or 1884. Children only. Lovingly maintained and preserved by The Watch Hill Memorial Library and Improvement Society.

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Region: South County
Guide Category: Family Activities, Heritage- Historic Sites
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